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“Our children go to bed hungry”- Workers’ hold protest in Lahore

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November 8th, 2020; By Hamid Riaz; LAHORE; Hundreds of workers held a protest march against rising unemployment & inflation and worker's rights violations. The marchers demanded justice for Ashfaq Langriyal, a protesting farmer who died at the hands of the Lahore police, early this week.

Poverty pushes schoolteachers to become a street vendor

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Jul 25, 2020: In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, all educational institutions have been closed since the start of the lockdown in March. During this time, because of the closure, some private schools have laid off their teachers from the jobs as well ...

Closure of PTDC motels leaves several families jobless

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Jul 20, 2020: At least 600 employees  lost their jobs after the Pakistan Tourism Corporation motels in the Northern areas of Pakistan were abruptly closed down ...
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Everyday Hero Is Silver Lining, As Dark Clouds Of Policy Still Hover

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Among the stories abound of the miseries of an untold number of people facing unemployment, poverty, and other problems, during the lockdown, Ahmed Azeem’s story shines through, like a ray of hope for many. Azeem heads the ...
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“He Was So Depressed, He Killed Himself”

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As it had been feared by many, the lockdown that had been imposed around the country in order to contain the spread of the deadly Coronavirus has ended up in worsening the economic woes of those who belong to the underprivileged segments of ...